BUYAN RANCH, INC. General Farmworker in SHERIDAN, Montana
Temporary full time position from 2/15/2023 to 11/1/2023. Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of potatoes, grain, hay and cattle. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work. General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair/clean farm structures; replace/repair fencing; perform general clean-up of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. Irrigation duties will include the following: Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on pump; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis. Pivots: push on switch that activates circle sprinkler system. Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; disassemble, service and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season; To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10 day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions. Duties related to the production of Livestock will include the following: check physical characteristics, observe general condition of livestock and apply the appropriate care; examine animals to detect illness/injury/disease; assist in delivery of offspring; apply or administer medications and/or vaccines; mix feed/additives and feed/water livestock; place mineral blocks; drive equipment to haul/distribute feed/water; herd/sort livestock; confine livestock in stalls; clean/disinfect livestock corrals/stalls/sheds; dock, castrate livestock; hoist/stack bales of hay onto wagon/truck. Duties related to the Roguing of Potatoes will include the following: identify, remove, or destroy undesirable potato vines and tubers in field; identify and dispose of abnormal plants, including tubers and seed pieces; carry a shovel while walking to manually dig undesirable plants; recognize plants showing visual symptoms indicating a need to be rogued; be familiar with disease symptoms and roguing techniques. Duties related to the Cutting/Sorting of Seed Potatoes will include the following: Will apply techniques as instructed by the employer to cut and sort potatoes by: using knife to cut potato into sections; push button to start machinery; tend/monitor machine to insure proper movement of product; discard diseased/rotting/inferior product and foreign matter; report malfunctions; general cleanup around conveyors & worksite. In view of the statutorily established basic function of the Employment Service (ES) as a no-fee labor exchange that is as a forum for bringing together employers and job seekers, neither the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) nor the State Workforce Agencies (SWA) are guarantors of the accuracy or truthfulness of information contained on job orders submitted by employers. Nor does any job ord r accepted or recruited upon by the ES constitute a contractual job offer to which the ETA or a SWA is in any way a party.